Brian Scott’s railway talk a great success

Brian’s talk and exhibition on the history of the early railways of Dalkeith proved to be a great success. About 70 people attended the talk and the exhibition in Dalkeith Arts Centre last night . Brian gave a fascinating insight into the development of the Innocent Railway and the North British Railway with the aid […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Railways of Dalkeith talk

Whilst preparing for the railway talk that will be held in Dalkeith Arts Centre next Wednesday at 6.30pm we have come across a few interesting photos!!. The one attached is of a model railway that was displayed in the Corn Exchange as part of the centenary exhibition held in 1954.Any information about the model maker […]

By |August 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit on site to look at progress.

A group comprising members of Dalkeith History Society, the signature cloth stitchers and volunteers visited the Corn Exchange yesterday to look at progress.They were impressed with the space allocated for the new museum and could start to visualise how the space would be used in terms of the display cases, exhibition material  and panels .The […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Visit to North Berwick Museum

Members of Dalkeith History Society and the Dalkeith Museum Interpretative Group visited North Berwick Museum on 23rd July 2015.They were very well received by volunteers from the North Berwick Museum with coffee , tea and cake and were given a brief overview of how the museum had been set up and some of the problems […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Museum Volunteer Pack Launched

Our Volunteer pack is now availabke to download by clicking on the link.

The new Dalkeith Museum volunteer pack was launched at an event in Dalkeith library  on 21st July 2015.There was an exhibition about the Corn Exchange illustrating the progress of the scheme and Volunteer Packs were available.Volunteer Midlothian was also in attendance as well as […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Latest Layout plans for the building and the museum

The design team have updated the floor plans for the building , showing the layout of Melville’s office , the new museum and ancilliary spaces , see below:


Ground Floor Plan                                                                First Floor Plan

See below images for the museum floor plan and views of the proposed layout:





Examples of draft exhibition panels reflecting […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update presentation and exhibition .

An update presentation and exhibibtion was given by the design team and the heritage officer at Dalkeith Masonic Lodge last night , June 24th . 25  people attended to hear an introduction and welcome by Bob Anderson , Chair of Melville Housing Association and update presentations by the architects , Michael Laird Partnership, the museum […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training in Traditional Construction Skills

As part of the  Corn Exchange Regeneration project there has been the opportunity to offer young people training in traditional construction skills in partnership with Edinburgh College .A number of courses have been delivered in the College’s workshops during May and early June this year and on site training at the Corn Exchange itself.See photos […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Architecture of Dalkeith

The centre of Dalkeith including the Country Park is a conservation area in recognition of its importance as an historic town with a number of listed buildings. […]

By |April 2nd, 2015|Museum, Uncategorized|0 Comments